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Man on a mission

Armand Young passes through Sidney on long walk to honor fallen responders

 

Caitlin Sievers

50-year-old Armand Young stayed in Sidney last Thursday during his walk across the United States in honor of 9/11 victims and United States soldiers. He collects patches from all the police and fire stations along the way to place on flags. He plans to make a quilt from these flags. To his left is the bamboo pole covered in flags that he's carried throughout his journey.

Armand Young began walking across the United States on April 16, 2007 in honor of American soldiers and victims of 9/11.

He brought along a bamboo pole covered in American flags. He asks those he encounters to sign a flag with the promise to perform a kind act in honor of a 9/11 victim or fallen soldier.

"My big picture is that I'm trying to change the world with kindness," Young said. "I'm trying to turn all the negative in our world into positive."

For every life lost, Young hopes to gain one signature and inspire a corresponding act of kindness. Young's pole now weighs 62 pounds and i...



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